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Valles Caldera Plans Spring Prescribed Burns

Jemez Springs, NM – Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects that may begin should conditions allow over the next two months of April and May.  The prescribed burn will be within a 703-acre project area on Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of NM State Route 4 in the Banco Bonito […]

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Know before you go. Check fire info and restrictions at http://NMFireInfo.com or call 1-877-864-6985 #OneLessSpark

Know before you go. Check http://NMFireInfo.com for fire information and restrictions or call the Southwest Fire Restrictions and Closures Hotline at 1-877-864-6985.

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What can you do in one day to be safer from wildfire? A lot! #WildfireSafety

What can you do in one day to be safer from wildfire? A lot! Plan a project this weekend. http://bit.ly/FirewiseIdeas

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It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will occur. Prepare now. #WildfireSafety

It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will occur. Prepare now. Download your Ready, Set, Go Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide at http://bit.ly/RSGNM.  

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Wildfires are a #NoDroneZone

It is illegal to fly drones near wildfires. They put firefighters, residents & homes at risk. Learn more at https://www.nifc.gov/drones/.

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Take Smokey Bear’s Wildfire Prevention Pledge #OneLessSpark

One Less Spark = One Less Wildfire. Take Smokey Bear’s Wildfire Prevention Pledge at http://SmokeyBear.com.

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 26-April 1, 2017

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 26-April 1, 2017. This year’s theme is “Wildfire doesn’t have to be a disaster. Little things you do now will make a big difference.” The focus of the week is to increase awareness […]

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Pile burning at El Morro National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles at El Morro National Monument starting Monday, January 23. Burning may continue intermittently through March 31, 2017 as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along Hwy 53 north of Inscription Rock. While weather […]

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Reward Offered for Information about Recent Theft of Firefighting Equipment

News Release Date: July 28, 2016 Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, Tip Line 888-653-0009 More Information: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/theft-from-vall.htm Reward Offered for Information about Recent Theft of Firefighting Equipment Special Agents with the Investigative Services Branch (ISB) and US Park Rangers of Valles Caldera National Preserve are seeking information about the recent theft of crucial wildland firefighting equipment. Between 6:00 p.m. on July 23 […]

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Big Hat Fire Continues Benefiting Resources

Jemez Springs, NM — With the higher temperatures and drier weather, fire managers are diligently monitoring the low-intensity Big Hat Fire. Located in the southwest corner of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the lightning-caused fire remains at 235 acres. The surface fire is slowly creeping within the established and reinforced perimeter. Fire officials are managing […]

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healthy mosaic of burned vegetation and green grass on the forest floor

Big Hat Fire Management Adapts To Warm, Dry Weather

Jemez Springs, NM — The Big Hat Fire management team is adapting to the warmer, drier weather affecting New Mexico. Located in the southwest corner of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the lightning caused fire has reached 235 acres. Firefighters have been preparing for the warm, dry weather by reinforcing firelines to hold the fire within the […]

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